After Kobe Bryant’s final game on Wednesday, Los Angeles players had a chance to have an autograph by the Lakers’ legend including their shoes but unfortunately Bryant did not sign Nick Young’s sneakers.
Kobe Bryant, a known Nike endorser, threw Nick Young’s Adidas shoes in the trash instead of signing it. However, the young Lakers’ understood the reason behind the Mamba’s action towards the incident.
On a report at USA Today, Nick Young detailed what happened after Kobe Bryant’s final game:
“Yeah, it was enjoyable. Nah, I think, you know, I forgot about everything that was going on. I think the feeling was like we won a championship or something. They had the Champagne bottles after. But yeah, it was great. The confetti, the five-minute intro he had. Kobe signing autographs — we was all in line like we was fans, you know, in the locker room — the fact that he threw my Adidas and didn’t sign my Adidas, I was a little disappointed in that. He could not end without something like that, so I think he threw my shoes in the trash, but yeah, that’s Kobe for you.”
Although Nick Young failed to have his shoes signed, Bryant handed him a stat sheet with his autograph. It was rather a great remembrance for Lakers’ guard since it was an evidence of how amazing Bryant’s final game was.
Also, Nick Young’s son had a chance to a have a picture with Lakers’ legend and he said that it was cool.
In the last game of the “Black Mamba”, he scored an outstanding 60 points and after that they sprayed him with champagne and celebrated like they won a championship title.
Kobe Bryant’s last game with Lakers’ could be Nick Young’s too. There were rumors that Young could be playing for another team next season after he was benched by Byron Scott in most of the Lakers’ regular season games.
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